Some splendid toot this week, a return to form for your gallant junk-hunter. My favourite thing has been a big wooden box stuffed with lots of little bits of wood . . .Each is stamped with the type of wood they are - educational and beautiful! Though, it has to be said that as wood ages it starts to look all a bit the same. Pitch pine is the stripy wood, this is what I've learnt. Second favourite - a set of stonking Pyrex bowls, I love the ergonomic shape, handle and spout. And the pattern of gooseberries. Num, num, num. A french linen towel, which I will keep. Jack and I are going cycling this summer so a lightweight towel will be very handy, and it will probably also double-up as a picnic blanket and scarf: because when I'm cycling all day and carrying everything I need hygiene gets pushed even further down my list of priorities.A set of shop drawers, for embroidery thread. Some Post Office sacks that have been nicely darned - each patch is joined up by a line of stitching - I guess it's to save cutting the thread and probably also makes the whole thing stronger. The repair would probably have been done by prison inmates. A very handsome belt. Flags ready for the jubilee.And my weird buy was this length of bandage - because it has nice stripes on it. Ho-hum.